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    CPS/CTS

    CPS/CTS
    Since 1961, the "National Association of Personnel Services":http://www.recruitinglife.com has been certifying recruiting and staffing professionals nationally. Today, there are more than 10,000 professionals designated as Certified Personnel Consultants (CPC) or Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialists (CTS). Over 300 professionals are dually certified, a trend that continues to grow as the market and demand dictates more blended capabilities. h4. Why Certification? Certification is viewed ...
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    PHR/SPHR/GPHR

    PHR/SPHR/GPHR
    The "Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)":http://www.shrm.org offers three certification courses in Human Resources through the "Human Resource Certification Institute.":http://www.hrci.org h4. Why Certification? Certification sets those with the credential apart–or above–those without it. There are a number of advantages to seeking certification. Certification becomes a public recognition of professional achievement–both within and outside of the profession. For many, achieving certification becomes ...
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    STEP 10 - Continue Learning

    STEP 10 - Continue Learning
    Further Training As an HR professional, it is essential that you continue to uplevel your skills, even after you get the job for compliance reasons, to be able to train managers in your organization, and also to bring the newest best practices into your job. Find further training in your area here. Books Many HR professionals make reading a regular part ...
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    STEP 9 - Get Hired

    STEP 9 - Get Hired
    Optimize your resume As a human resources professional, your resume is expected to be top-notch. Take this quiz to test its effectiveness and to see how your resume will stand up in the candidate poll. "HR Resume Quiz.":http://hrpeople.monster.com/quizzes/show/1 Do your homework before the big interview -by John Rossheim, Monster contributing writer With employers in more control of the labor market, candidates ...
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    STEP 8: Expand Your Network

    STEP 8: Expand Your Network
    Join HR organizations There are a number of HR organizations that bring together HR professionals and students with the aim of advancing individual careers as well as HR as a whole. Joining an HR organization is a great way to meet people in the field, to learn about specialty areas and to network for a job. Most organizations charge a small ...
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    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification

    STEP 7: Consider HR Certification
    HR certifications require professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practice and the application of those principles. If you have found an "HR specialization":http://hrpeople.monster.com/benefits/articles/135-specializations that you would like to pursue in your career, HR certification may be the right option for you. Here is a list of the best known certifications in the HR industry. h4. "HR ...
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    STEP 6: Research Salary and Employment Trends

    STEP 6: Research Salary and Employment Trends
    Whenever you consider a career in a particular field, it is imperative to research its current and growth potential. For example, if you repaired typewriters for a living, your career would be over by now. HRPeople has put together the critical statistics you need to know: how much you'll make, which industries are hiring, and where the jobs are. • *HR ...
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    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program

    STEP 5: Get into an HR Program
    It is always helpful to have an "internship":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/search or prior exposure to HR if you are applying for an HR degree. If you don’t have direct HR experience, however, don't give up. This is your chance to demonstrate that you understand what skills are required to be a successful HR professional, and what you have done to build your abilities accordingly. ...
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    STEP 4: Consider an HR Education

    STEP 4: Consider an HR Education
    Which HR degree is right for me? HR draws from a number of disciplines, and many successful HR professionals have degrees in psychology, sociology, business, education, and other social sciences. It is worthwhile, however, if you are considering a long-term career in human resources, to explore HR-specific degree programs. Click below for a roundup of the kinds of HR degrees you ...
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    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR

    STEP 3: Research Careers in HR
    In HR, you have the opportunity to specialize in a specific area, or work as a Generalist and wear many hats. Below is a list of the main specialty areas within HR that you may find yourself choosing from. We have also included salary information so you can match your interest with your earning potential. Click on the profiles below to ...
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    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?

    STEP 2: Is HR Right For You?
    Before you dive into the field of Human Resources, it's important to consider whether this is the right industry for you. Don't take HR lightly, it's tough work! Not only do you have to stay up-to-date on the latest HR trends and news updates, but it's also vital that you stay educated and properly certified throughout your professional career. Find out ...
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    STEP 1: Learn about HR

    STEP 1: Learn about HR
    What is Human Resources? Human Resources is a rapidly evolving function in today’s business environment. HR departments, formerly known as Personnel, dealt largely with the administrative function of an organization, such as handling employee benefits questions or recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff in accordance with policies established by top management. Today’s human resources workers manage these tasks, but, increasingly, they ...
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    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional

    10 Steps to Becoming an HR Professional
    Considering HR? Your timing is great. Human resources is transforming itself. Once widely viewed as mere tacticians, paper pushers, or in-office enforcers, today’s HR professionals are increasingly seen as integral to their companies’ business success. This growing strategic role means HR now has a place at the table where real business decisions are made, and that offers unprecedented opportunities for those ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Juris Doctor (JD) in Employment Law

    Juris Doctor (JD) in Employment Law
    h4. Overview: Juris Doctor (JD) is a professional graduate degree or professional doctorate in law. The primary difference between a LL.B. and J.D. degree is that the LL.B. is an academic undergraduate degree, and often requires the study of the history and philosophy of law, while the J.D. is a professional doctorate that concentrates on practical skills and requires no study ...
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    Doctoral Degrees for HR Professionals

    Doctoral Degrees for HR Professionals
    h4. Overview: Doctoral degrees in HR should be pursued by those who have identified a subject area that they would like to work on for multiple years, or those who enjoy statistics, psychometrics and research methodologies. Ph.D. s in HRM take about five years, and include course work, internships or teaching assistantships, and a dissertation. Doctoral degrees in Organizational Development or ...
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    Masters Degrees for HR Professionals

    Masters Degrees for HR Professionals
    h4. Overview: There are several options for advanced education in Human Resources: The most common is the Masters of Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD). Masters degrees in Human Resources generally take two years and include a mix of required courses such as general HR, compensation basics, statistics and employment law and electives such as international HR, HR ...
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    Bachelors Degrees for HR Professionals

    Bachelors Degrees for HR Professionals
    h4. Overview: A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Human Resources typically consists of general education plus elective courses taken towards a major. Another variation on this degree is B.A. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources. Specific HR competencies covered in bachelor's degree programs in human resources include training and development, strategic staffing, labor and employment ...
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    Get into HR with 3 Steps to Success

    Get into HR with 3 Steps to Success
    Like many people trying to get into HR, Andrea Battle spent months applying for listed positions without success. Battle had decided to make the move from university administration to HR, so she initially focused on rewriting her resume to target her newly chosen field. However, she had little success when she applied for HR vacancies. "I knew I could convey my ...
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    Get Inspired to Break Into HR

    Get Inspired to Break Into HR
    Good news: There is more than one path into the field of HR, as evidenced by these stories shared by Monster users. Follow their examples, and you may soon be the one sharing your success story with others. h4. Aimee's Journey from Social Work to Retail HR After a successful, draining, and not to mention underpaid, career in social work, I ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    How to Get a Raise in HR

    How to Get a Raise in HR
    You think just because you're in HR you shouldn't have to ask for a raise? The system will take care of you just like it does everyone else, right? You of all people should know better. Compensation systems have always been designed to attract,retain and motivate employee, and companies are always doing whatever they can to keep their star performers from ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +8

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?